scouts-l Mail Archive for August of 2000: Re: First Class cooking requirement
Tue Aug 15 2000 - 09:46:25 CDT
In a message dated 8/14/2000 5:20:37 PM Central Daylight Time,
<< > Help plan a patrol menu for one campout--including one breakfast, lunch,
> and dinner--that requires cooking.
at least one breakfast AND one lunch AND one dinner MUST require cooking.
At least that's what Sister Agnes would say the sentence means and she'll
whack anyone on the hand with her ruler who says otherwise! >>
And the good sister would be correct - IF it was written to read "require
cooking", as you do in the first sentence of your reply. The plural usage
applies the cooking to all three items. As the requirement uses it in the
singular, it applies to the menu as a whole, not the individual components.
Therefore, as written, it only states that the menu must require cooking. An
arguement could be made that one item in one meal cooked would meet the
rquirement. I don't think that's the spirit of the requirement, but it could
Asst. Scoutmaster, Troop 69
Burr Ridge, IL
Tall Grass Dist. Advancement Committee
a good old Eagle, too
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